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The Casina delle Civette was created on several transformations to the “Swiss Cabin”, and it was the residence of Prince Giovanni Torlania the younger until his death in 1938; the building is part of Villa Torlonia.
It was originally designed in 1840 then in 1916 the building started to be known as the “House of the Owls”, maybe because the motif of the owl is used almost obsessively in the decorations as choice of Prince Giovanni who loved esoteric symbols.
The building is decorated in Liberty style and inside there are several stained glasses by Umberto Bottazzi, Duilio Cambellotti, Paolo Paschetto, Giulio Cesare Giuliani and Cesare Picchiarini.
I went there 5 months ago and if you go to Rome going there is a MUST!

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